Hadith no. 722 is a repeat. Read it here.
(the wife of the Prophet) The people used to come from their abodes and from Al-‘Awali (i.e. outskirts of Medina up to a distance of four miles or more from Medina). They used to pass through dust and used to be drenched with sweat and covered with dust; so sweat used to trickle from them. One of them came to Allah’s Apostle who was in my house. The Prophet said to him, “I wish that you keep yourself clean on this day of yours (i.e. take a bath).”
Narrated Yahya bin Said:
I asked ‘Amra about taking a bath on Fridays. She replied, ” Aisha said, ‘The people used to work (for their livelihood) and whenever they went for the Jumua prayer, they used to go to the mosque in the same shape as they had been in work. So they were asked to take a bath on Friday.’ “
Read more on it here.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle entered the mosque and a person followed him. The man prayed and went to the Prophet and greeted him. The Prophet returned the greeting and said to him, “Go back and pray, for you have not prayed.” The man went back prayed in the same way as before, returned and greeted the Prophet who said, “Go back and pray, for you have not prayed.” This happened thrice. The man said, “By Him Who sent you with the Truth, I cannot offer the prayer in a better way than this. Please, teach me how to pray.” The Prophet said, “When you stand for Prayer, say Takbir and then recite from the Holy Qur’an (of what you know by heart) and then bow till you feel at ease. Then raise your head and stand up straight, then prostrate till you feel at ease during your prostration, then sit with calmness till you feel at ease (do not hurry) and do the same in all your prayers.
I feel like I’ve done a similar Hadith before on this blog, but I can’t seem to find it. Inna lillah!
Anyway, so this Hadith lays down the importance of khushoo` in prayer. To offer Salah calmly and slowly, giving each position some time. It’s important for your physical exercise as well as your spiritual ‘thing’. Calmness in your Salah will give a very nice feel to it. You’ll feel good, and the ones around you will feel good as well. It brings calmness into your life as well. Calmness in your personality. Calmness. (Used the word a bit too much.)
I’ll put it simply, as the elders say:
Namaz mein takrein na marein.